SEVIERVILLE, TN - The Clayton State men's golf team opened the season with an impressive performance, winning the 18-team Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate in Sevierville, TN.
After shooting a 2-under par 286 in the opening round Monday, the Lakers shot a two-over par 292 today to capture the team title. The Lakers won by seven shots over Queens, who finished with rounds of 294 and 291. Lee University and North Georgia tied for third, followed by Limestone rounding out the top five.
The Lakers were led by a pair of players, competing in their first collegiate tournament. Freshman Patrick Kim tied for second in the event with a 2-under par score of 142 on the 7,034-yard course. He fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round. Lee's Matt Emory was the low medalist at 3-under par (70-71).
Redshirt sophomore Keith Egan, who shot a 69 on Monday, followed up his impressive debut with a 74 on Tuesday, tying for fifth in the tournament.